When the time comes to renovate or decorate your home, the one place you should give a little extra care is your bedroom. While the bedroom isn’t a place that you’ll spend hours on end in, and it’s not often a showcase room; it is however your sanctuary so you’ll want to create the perfect environment to relax and unwind in following a busy day!
Not all bedrooms are going to be large, hotel like suites, so it’s very important to maximise the space and try to make the most of what you have. Here are some tips to making a smaller room look and feel bigger.
Top Tips to Making Your Bedroom Feel Bigger
1. Clear Out Unnecessary Clutter
Nothing makes a room look cramped quite like clutter does. For this reason, you should tackle the ever-growing piles of junk in your bedroom. Be sure you throw away or donate anything you no longer want or need and remove items that don’t belong in the bedroom, like gym equipment.
You don’t want the room to be bare, of course, but you should have plenty of free space too.
2. Opt For Multipurpose Furniture
Getting smart with your storage can be a big space saver for smaller rooms. To avoid taking up any more space than you already have, opt for multipurpose furniture, like beds with storage solutions or if this isn’t an option, some underbed storage.
Slim clothes hangers can also be a great way to save space in your wardrobes, allowing you to fit more in.
3. Use The Vertical Space
When you’re dealing with a small space, it helps to think vertically. Although you may not have much room on the floor, you can use the walls more efficiently.
For example, you could install built-in shelving that extends from the floor right up to the ceiling or create an illusion of built-ins with shelving units or bookcases.
4. Try A Light Pallet
While dark and warm colours can help a space appear more intimate and cozy, those lighter and cooler colours have the opposite effect. This makes it feel airy and open. Because of this, you should stick to a light colour pallet in your bedroom.
If you didn’t want to decorate in all white, then try light shades of grey or pastel colours. These will also help to create a more sleep-friendly space.
5. Match Walls And Windows
Large spaces can make good use of blinds or drapes that contrast with the colour of the walls. However, when it comes to a smaller bedroom, it’s better to match your window treatments with the walls.
This keeps your eye moving, giving it the illusion that the room goes on and is much bigger than it actually is. This trick works even better in a white room with white treatments.
6. Allow The Light In
Lighter and brighter rooms appear much larger than those full of dark areas and shadows. With that in mind, you should allow more natural light into the space by keeping your window treatments to a minimum.
Instead of hanging heavy blinds or drapes, you should use panels of voile or lace for a little privacy. For this to work, however, you need to keep your windows clean.
7. Stock Up On Mirrors
Mirrors and other reflective surfaces reflect both light and image. Because of this, you should ensure that you have plenty in your bedroom. As well as hanging smaller and larger mirrors on the walls, you could also consider investing in mirrored furniture, like the cool bedside tables we came across on https://my-furniture.com.au/bedroom-furniture/bedside-tables/.
For especially small rooms, you could even try adding a mirrored wall. This would visually double the space you have available in your bedroom.
8. Let The Door Go
Although it can seem a drastic move, removing the door to your bedroom can be beneficial when you’re low on space. It offers a little extra room and a more open feel without the commitments of a real open-plan design. This is something we have opted for with our own home and it really makes the space feel so much bigger.
To keep the heat in your bedroom and ensure that you have privacy, you could add a curtain rail above the door, allowing you to close the space off when you need to.
Got Something to Add?
Do you have any tips for maximising the look and feel of a small bedroom? Share your top tips with us in the comments section below.
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Helen, Nial and Lewis.